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Recreation

Rancho Mirage’s newest amenity is the expanded Rancho Mirage Community Park (formerly Whitewater Park) and its brand new outdoor amphitheater. The park was recently expanded to the west by approximately three acres and a 600-seat amphitheater has been constructed. It includes terrace seating and a covered stage that supports restrooms and other back-of-the-house facilities.

Other additions to the park include a grand arrival drop-off and vehicular turnaround, pickle ball courts, exercise stations, expanded parking, pedestrian promenades, a state-of-the-art, automated and efficient irrigation system, LED landscape and parking lot lighting systems and new drought-tolerant plant materials.

The previously existing basketball and tennis courts remain and the children’s play area has been upgraded with new equipment. The park is located at 71-560 San Jacinto Dr.

Blixseth Mountain Park
Mirage Road

Blixseth Mountain Park is located east of the Magnesia Storm Channel and the Rancho Mirage Elementary School off Mirage Road. This park was completed in 2000 and features native desert landscaping, walking paths and benches for observing the desert and mountain vistas. Considered a place to experience the natural beauty of the desert, the park offers visitors the opportunity for quiet solitude and closeness to nature not found in the other City parks. The walking trails are easy. (No water or restrooms.)

Cancer Survivors Park
Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111

Dedicated on March 24, 1996, the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park is located on the southeast side of City Hall at Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111. This beautiful one-acre park features a pyramid kiosk, tiled benches, ponds, a hillside waterfall, and sculptures. The sculpture garden was designed as a celebration of life and to encourage current cancer patients to have the will to fight. One of 22 such parks in the nation, this park was constructed by the Bloch Foundation as a gift to the community. (Restrooms available on weekdays in City Hall which is adjacent to the park.)

Magnesia Falls Mini-Park
North of Rancho Mirage Elementary School

Magnesia Falls Mini-Park is located north of the Rancho Mirage Elementary School. Originally developed as a joint use park with the school district, policy changes and the cessation of the child day care center (operated by the YMCA but funded by the City), led to the dissolution of the agreement for joint use of school facilities for park-type uses. The City land still has an extensively landscaped parkway including a meandering sidewalk and landscape monument which ties into surrounding sidewalks and neighboring Blixseth Mountain Park. In addition, the City has a perpetual easement for the 10-space parking lot at the park. This parking lot provides parking and access to Blixseth Mountain Park.

Michael S. Wolfson Park
DaVall and Frank Sinatra Drive

Dedicated on Nov. 26, 1986, Michael S. Wolfson Park is located at DaVall and Frank Sinatra drives on a one-acre, triangular-shaped parcel adjacent to the trails system and the Whitewater Wash. This park has a Victorian theme that features a fountain, decorative lighting fixtures, benches, a Braille-marked trail and a fragrance garden. A recorded “welcome” from Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra, who lived nearby, may be heard at the entrance to the park. The park was built by the City of Rancho Mirage in honor of former City Council Member Michael S. Wolfson who served on the Council from 1978 to 1986. In February 1988, the park was also the site of one of the first shaded bus stops in Rancho Mirage. (No restrooms.)

Rancho Mirage Dog Park
Southeast corner Key Largo Avenue

The City of Rancho Mirage has developed four acres of municipal land at the southeast corner of Key Largo Ave into our very own state-of-the-art dog park. The park will accommodate dogs of all sizes providing grassy runs for small dogs and another for large dogs.

The park in encircled with a walking path for those that like to be on the go and there is lots of shade from canopies and trees if you just want to relax while watching your pooch play.

Rancho Mirage is a proud pet-friendly city that encourages our visitors and residents to exercise their four legged companions.

Hours are dawn to dusk and there is ample parking. The gates are locked overnight.

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